Welcome to Derbyshire’s newest wedding venue at the West Mill
A magnificent Grade I Listed former cotton mill dating back to the early 1800’s, The West Mill is being restored and converted into a beautiful wedding venue. The building played an important part in history and the industrial revolution.
The renovation will retain the architecture of the 1800’s – barrel vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, case iron columns and beams, a unique cast iron ceiling, original blue / black brick tiled floors, an historical staircase and Georgian paned windows as well as a state of the art kitchen, glass fronted lift and carefully chosen furniture pieces to embrace the industrial aesthetic.
It occupies a superb setting on the riverbanks of the River Derwent in Darley Abbey and overlooks it’s waterfall on the historical weir.
Set over four floors with the benefit of a south facing courtyard, it really will be a stunning and atmospheric setting for your big day. Licensed for civil weddings for up to 170 guests, each wedding has exclusive use of the whole building for their wedding day. The West Mill is a no corkage venue, offering you the choice of supplying your own daytime drinks with no corkage charge.
The renovation and refurbishment of the building started mid 2014 and is due to be completed in Summer 2015.
The building’s owner, his photographer friend and his stylist simply couldn’t wait for the space to be finished before they showed off the venue, so they organised a photo shoot to show the building as it is being brought back to life. Patience is not always a virtue it seems! So they worked around the builders, painters and sandblasters, turned up the music to drown out the sound of drilling, and produced some beautiful images that we share with you here.
Karen from Darby and Joan hatched a plan with the photographer, Richard Murgatroyd over a drink in the pub round the corner from The West Mill to put together the shoot, using wedding suppliers who understood and appreciated the style and the heart of the venue.
The venue will be opening in Summer 2015 so if you would like to view this truly unique venue, then please email Andrew Rose via the website – thewestmillvenue.com – to arrange an appointment
Here are a list of the fab suppliers that made this photo shoot beautiful!
Photography – www.richardmurgatroyd.com
Venue – www.thewestmillvenue.com
Stylist – www.darbyandjoanvintage.co.uk
Bridal Fashion and Accessories – www.timelesscouture.co.uk/our-couture-boutique/
Make up/Hair – www.kateboydmu.com
Florist – www.tinekefloraldesigns.co.uk
Cake/Catering – www.yummylittlecakes.co.uk
Stationery – www.bestdayeveruk.com
Groomswear – www.reiss.com
Balloons – www.facebook.com/dottieandloveballoons
Light up letters – www.dorisloves.co.uk
Models – www.blakemodels.co.uk